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Fighting Genital Cutting Of British Girls: A Survivor Speaks Out

When Nimco Ali was 7, she thought her family was going on vacation. They flew from their hometown in Manchester, England, to Djibouti on the Horn of Africa. Ali doesn’t remember the exact location. But she clearly remembers what happened there. The young girl found herself in a dingy room, with a woman dressed in […]

Some 60 cases of genital mutilation have been discovered in Norrköping in eastern Sweden since March with all 30 girls in one school class found to have undergone the procedure. Of the 30, some 28 of the girls were found to have been subjected to the most severe form of genital mutilation, when the clitoris […]

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Campaigners called for immigrants to be required to sign a declaration promising not to subject their daughters to genital mutilation before being allowed into Britain. Leading figures in the fight against FGM called for a special pledge to be brought in to ensure everybody is clear that the practice is against the law. London MEP […]

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On Tuesday (14.04.2014), a UK doctor appeared (ED) at Westminster Magistrates Court for allegedly carrying out the practice of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) at a London hospital. Dr. Dhanuson Dharmasena, accused of carrying out the FGM procedure, is being tried along with Hasan Mohamed, who allegedly encouraged the procedure. The practice of FGM has been a criminal […]

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The Prohibition of Female Circumcision Act (1985) made it illegal to perform FGM, or to assist FGM here in the UK; it was updated in 2003 to make it an offence for a UK national to carry out or assist with the performance of FGM on a British child overseas. 28 years after it was first criminalised, there is yet […]

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